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Not everyone needs to use this - it is a thin protective, oil-free lotion, which allows the blade to glide over any bumps or contours on the skin surface. If you like to shave particularly speedily or feel you need a slight comfort barrier this can be helpful.

Hot water is the most effective element in a Wet Shave which is why our Pre-Shave is water soluble. Oil and water do not mix so we avoid coating the hair with a layer of oil which can fundamentally hinder the action of the shaving cream and water which follow.

Having splashed or washed the face with hot water or held a hot flannel to the skin for a good few seconds, a small amount of The Pre-Shave applied with the finger tips to give a light coverage over the area to be shaved is all that is required to lay down a hydrating and protective slip, over which the blades can glide giving added protection around contours, skin imperfections or scars. This water based ‘slip’ will not impede penetration to the facial hair when using water based shaving lathers, nor will any oily residue to be picked up on your shaving brush or leave your basin and your blades sticky.

As with our shaving creams this product contains no parabens, colourants, or animal products and is not tested on animals. The pre-shave is suitable for all skin types and is unscented so it doesn’t conflict with the variety of your shaving cream.

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Water Soluble (Oil Free)
  • NO Parabens, NO Added Colour
  • NO Animal Testing
  • Softens skins and prepares it for a close shave
  • 150ml recyclable PET bottle

Produced in small batches in Scotland


Water, Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-37, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Chamomile Extract, Sweet Almond Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Lime Extract, Grapefruit Extract, Mandarin Extract, Citric Acid, Mineral Oil, SD Alcohol 40-B, Phenozyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylpareben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben

Castle Forbes History

Created from the world's smallest perfumery, located in the picturesque surroundings of Castle Forbes on the banks of the River Don in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The castle and 6,000 acre estate is the ancestral home of the Chief of the Forbes Clan. The perfumery was originally based in a small dairy building within the grounds and initially only made bespoke fragrances for private clients.

Our mission was to create a selection of unique scents that captured the essence of the castle and the surrounding landscapes and, after much painstaking development work, our carefully crafted range of products bear the Forbes Family emblem.

From such small beginnings, 20 years later, Castle Forbes has now developed the ultimate range of male grooming products and fine fragrances which are renowned for their quality and performance. Our distinctive ethos is born from our passion to use the best that nature can provide by selecting only the finest quality sustainable Essential Oils directly from the growers for use in our authentic formulations, our mission being to bring originality and sophistication to our elite scents.

Using unique, handcrafted formulations with natural ingredients, we are able to produce shaving products which perform like no other brand and are free from parabens, colouring, artificial fragrances and are not tested on animals.

Brand: Castle Forbes

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